Grade(s): Middle School
I'm proud to boast that my wonderful husband is a technology coordinator for a Minnesota school district, and Brock and I share 3 wonderful kids. Currently I stay home with our 2 youngest children, but for 10 years I taught middle and high school Language Arts classes also in Minnesota. Brock's passion for technology has become contagious in our household, and the way our 2 year old son can navigate an iPad is staggering. This "techy" exposure married with a love of language and literature has brought me to Sophia where I am excited to produce, share, and learn new insights in the English realm. I graduated with a B.S. degree from Bemidji State University and currently hold a license for Language Arts, 7-12 in Minnesota.
I'm the Founder and co-creator of Sophia and I love to create new things. I have a deep passion for education and technology, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how they could come together more effectively. I earned my bachelor's degree in U.S. History from the University of Wisconsin and my MBA from the University of Minnesota. I'm also the proud father of three daughters who give me a lot of great feedback on how to improve Sophia. I hope you'll send me your thoughts and ideas about Sophia. You can also feel free to share your thoughts on education, technology, American history (my personal passions are presidential and immigration history), music, songwriting, or baseball. I’d love to hear from you. - Don
Craig is a Faculty Writing Tutor at Metropolitan State University, Minnesota, where he graduated from the Master of Liberal Studies program. He studied audio/visual production at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and holds a Social Science degree from the University of Minnesota, Morris.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.
I work with English as a Second Language students at Normandale Community College in MN. I think reading and journaling are some of the best ways to become better writers. M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language, Hamline University B.A. English and French, College of Saint Benedict